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. and yet here you have the president of the united states with mitt romney's chief and bombastic surrogate there, together, in a state that's been ravaged by hurricane sandy, working together. and on top of it, you have had chris christie singing the president's praises the for at least the last 24 hours. that completely blows up governor romney's closing argument for why he should replace president obama in the oval office. >> indeed. jared, it's not just this issue of bipartisanship, but mitt romney, as you know, has said, previously and repeatedly, particularly in the debates, that he would like to remove an organization like fema. >> right. >> now, not only is that highly inefficient, in terms of resourcing, but can i ask you, would it not also likely raise local taxes, because if each state is required to provide emergency assistance, then each state has to fund what the federal government is providing right this moment. >> precisely. instead of having a centralized disaster relief fund, which, of course, fema represents, each state would have to do so. by the way, they wouldn't do so
president of the united states, who at this point, very well could be the next president of the united states, if things go the way the folks in chicago want it to go on november 6th. >> indeed. mike viqueira, i'm watching chris christie live, governor christie, with the president, and it seems as though mr. christie was kind of made for this kind of situation. he seems to have embraced this in a really -- but seriously, mike. he does, doesn't he? >> well, here's a guy who, i think he would describe himself this way. he's very new jersey. i mean, he's very emphatic, he's very emotional. jonathan used the word "bombastic," i don't think many people would object to that characterization. he empathizes quite well. he's very demonstrative. and i think that as a leader of a state that is undergoing what this state is going through this week, and will doubtlessly be going through, if you've seen some of these pictures for weeks and months to come in terms of recovery and getting back on its feet, on the jersey shore, that he's probably very well suited to this role, and i think that both of
of this president in libya, an enemy of the united states for many, many decades is no longer in power tormenting his people and the rest of the people because of maamerican policy wi mitt romney and the republican party in general has poured scorn on. what is the difference between these two campaigns? again, a tactical approach from the romney campaign, but for the president to say what would you do differently here? are you proposing all-out war or arming rebels when we now know that actually a lot of those arms are already flowing through to jihadists and that's not in anyone's interest? there's a practical level to this debate that the president needs to explain. it's not that easy. it's a town hall format. i'm not sure how passionate the noncommitted voters are going to be about these issues, but i know both candidates will want to battle this out on national tv tonight. >> and, joy, isn't the point richard makes right that in many ways this republican ticket are responsible for a reduction in security at consulates and embassies throughout the world and yet now they're hammering the presid
of the united states who has stopped the bleeding of 800,000 jobs a month. whose unemployment rate he inherited is now down. that the economy is growing, tepidly but growing as opposed to contracting and shrinking under the last president. so, if they would like for joe biden to be their biggest asset, have him. i'm all for it. because they won't be able to, in a trillion years, match the former senior senator of delaware, the dean of the senate, if you will. they can't touch him. the reason they can't touch him is because he actually knows what he's talking about. unlike mr. romney or mr. ryan. >> steve s there anything they can do tonight or mr. romney can do to really push that needle, particularly in the swing states? >> i think there are two things to look at here. the problem for romney is this, he is constrained in very serious ways in a form like this where his party is. president republican party in response to obama's election moved fartherer to the right. there are demands from republicans, if you are mitt romney and you're going to be specific on the issues, there are demands you ar
take it back. did you really mean to call barack obama, the president of the united states, lazy? >> yes. i think you saw him admit it the night before when he delivered the pizzas. he said, you know, they're making me do this work. he didn't want to prepare for this debate. he's lazy and disengaged. >> now, professor peterson, we have to be absolutely clear and truthful, john sununu is an adviser to mitt romney. >> yes, he is. >> aside from the fact he appears to be an over perspiring hyperventilating mass of bitterness, the president is now nothing more than a lazy feckless pizza poi, boy, is tha right? >> hopefully romney will distance himself from these comments. let's look at what's going on in the world, delicate operation in libya, all kinds of unrest in europe around the economy. there's a lot of issues for the economy of the president to have on his mind. he can't just campaign and debate prep. he's the president of the united states. he has to weigh things on his mind. who knows what's on his mind at that particular point in time. i don't want to make excuses for him bu
of the john birch society than they are president of the united states. on health care, you're talking about a plan that is extremely offensive to seniors when you talk -- when seniors understand what they want to do on medicare hand that would lead tens of millions of people out in the cold who have experienced things like pre-existing conditions. the democrats have to understand, the issues are on their side here and the credibility of mitt romney once they're reminded of the statements like the 47% is very much on their side. if the president focuses and delivers democrats are going to be okay in this election. >> anna marie, to julian's point, the obama campaign has a new ad reminding voters of the mitt romney back in the primaries. take a look. >> i would like to see, for instance, roe v. wade overturned. i will cut off 23u7ding to planned parndhood. if i were elected and congress passed the dream act, would i veto it? the answer is yes. >> the withdrawal of all of our troops in iraq is unfortunate. we're going to cut taxes on everyone across the country by 20%, including the top 1%. >>
of the united states to get to the bottom of why there has been an impenetrable fog around his administration since september 11th or since september 12th, 2001, where it's been very difficult to get straight answers. >> did you notice that little slip of the tongue? it's been very difficult to get straight answers since september the 11th, 2001. well, i guess that's a bit of a freudian slip because it was during the dark days of the bush administration that he rose to the heights of the spin machine telling americans daily that everything was plain sailing over in iraq. as we said, tonight it's all about trust. let's get right to our panel now. holding down the fort in new york city is msnbc political analyst karen finney. in washington, dana milbank a political columnist for the washington post and here in florida, michael hastings. great to have you here. mike, if i can start with you, given the fact that 17 of mr. romney's foreign policy advisers out of 24 are all from the bush administration, that's 70%, shouldn't george bush be the one here for this debate? wouldn't he be the right pers
of the united states, which indeed he did, that he would stand strong with israel as every american president has before him. so for me i thought that was a very powerful moment, and you notice as with every zinger that the president delivered to mitt romney, mitt romney remained mute. >> i didn't think it was as powerful because i think the president made a mistake in not going to israel as president sometime in the last four years, and american jews know this, and he's not going to get 78% like he did the last time. whether that ends up being decisive in this campaign we don't know, but he did limit some of that, limit some of that damage, and mostly he seemed very tough on terrorism, very convincing on the killing of osama bin laden, and convincing on the fact that romney had thought he should not move heaven and earth to get bin laden. to me the best line in the debate, the mostab memorable on about bay yoi nets but the most important was when he referenced bush and cheney. this election is about whether americans want to take a another ride with the bush/cheney roud because all the peopl
across continents because this is across the united states? >> reporter: i don't recall this president ever doing that while president, it's true. coming back from hawaii he goes out there or has gone out there for his annual christmas, new year's vacation. i believe they do that in a red eye fashion but everybody does that coming back from hawaii to the east coast and of course there's international travel as well. he's going to iowa, colorado, los angeles to tape "the jay low know show" las vegas, flies overnight to florida on the red eye, goes to virginia, then to chicago to vote early voting in chicago at his home, then to ohio on the tarmac, so it is a whirlwind two-day tour. >> mf manufacture revealing he travels to hawaii regularly. thank you so much, mike. stay with us, the day's top lines are coming up. this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each m
on the fact we will have complete support from the president of the united states. >> people of ohio have big hearts, so we're expecting you to follow through and help out. >> the president has been all over this and he deserves great credit. i have been on the phone with him yesterday personally three times. >> i want to thank all the first responders throughout this country. >> this looks like another time when we need to come together all across the country, even here in ohio. >> the election will take care of itself next week. right now our number one priority is to make sure that we are saving lives. ♪ >>> we begin as the east coast confronts devastating flooding, power outages, and scattered fires, all the consequences of a powerful storm of historic proportions. in sandy's wake at least 28 are dead in the u.s. dozens of homes lost to fire or swept to sea. mass transit stalled, and some 8 million without power. the president has been hunkered down at the white house declaring states of emergency, working with governors, and helping to coordinate relief efforts. just an hour ago he tra
time in 33 years that a united states ambassador has been assassinated. >> there's no doubt he's working hard to exploit this issue. gee didn't say it was a campaign issue. he said it was an issue. >> that's funny. >> not familiar with precisely with exactly what i said but i stand by what i said whatever it was. ♪ carry on my wayward son ♪ they'll be peace when you are done ♪ ♪ lay your weary head to rest >> we begin with just three short weeks to go and tomorrow night's high stakes second presidential debate that could mark a major turning point in this campaign. and at this hour both candidates are hunkered down locked in intensive debate preparation. mitt romney is up in burlington, massachusetts. the president, he's in williamsburg, virginia, where he's been honing his skills since saturday. his only break, a half hour visit on sunday to a local campaign office where he delivered food and made phone calls to volunteers. the president knows that he must halt romney's recent momentum with this race now looking tighter than the locks on his opponent's car elevator. ne
, and i mean that literally. actual fighting words for the president of the united states of america. take a listen. >> what is it like for you to hear the president of the united states call your dad a liar? how do you react to that? >> well, jump out of your seat and you want to rush down the debate stage and take a swing at him, but you know you you can't do that because, well, first, because there's a lot of secret service between you and him but also because this is the nature of the process. >> joining us is dr. james peterson from lehigh university and in washington professor david corn, the man who introduced us to the term 47%. he's also an msnbc political analyst. david, if i can start with you, i'm sorry to be so upfront about this, but tagg romney is a mommy's boy. he's such a hard man that he took $10 million from his mommy to help him start his investment fund, and now he wants to fight the president. he's a boy who should learn some manners, isn't he? >> well, first, thank you for the promotion to professor. i'm happy to have that title. >> it's a pleasure. >> this is what h
somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states -- >> shut it. it's a distraction from this. >> it's essentially let's cut taxes and compensate for that with other things, but that compensation does not cover all of the cuts. >> and this. ♪ >> yes, when you can't find the right note, try a different bait. >> if he spent the early years in hawaii smoking something, the next set of years in ind know sha. i'm not familiar with exactly precisely what i said, but i stand by what i said, whatever it was. snoof ♪ . >>> happy friday to you. we're 11 days out from the election and with the roar of the rallies, the ads and the bus tours growing ever louder, team romney decided it was time to create a bit of white noise, sununu style. other a certain key endorsement that did not go the way of mr. romney. >> when you take a look at colin powell, you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he's got a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> well, i think when you have somebody
serving in the united states house of representatives and talking smack every day of the week. >> but they live in an alternate reality which is why we get these conspiracy theories. they don't want to blame their ideology which is moss tile to blacks, gays, womens, hispanics. they have a shrinking tent. if you just have a bunch of white people you will come up with alternate reals that don't make sense. we can't play logic to these things because we are not god so we can't hit a straight lick with a crooked stick. >> the great allen west, sober congressman of this national, has offered us some further comments. >> do you realize how difficult it is -- would it be for someone in theory to pull off that kind of conspiracy given the number of people in the labor department, given the number of surveyors who are out there, one of whom would probably say, wait a minute, that's not the right number? >> well, if you would stop yelling in my ear and allow me to answer your questions, maybe we could get to the bottom of this. >> so there you have it, goldie. >> the man with the high t
? >> i'll put the leaders of iran on notice that the united states and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. >> i wish someone would ask how that's different from the president. oh, wait, someone did. >> what is your red line with iran? >> well, my red line is iran may not have a nuclear weapon. >> president obama said exactly the same thing. he said it's unacceptable for iran to have a nuclear weapon. so your red line is the same as his. >> so that's the same. okay. surely there's a difference on israel and the palestinians. >> i'm recommit america to the goal of a democratic, prosperous palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with the jewish state of israel. >> no, i guess that's the same again, but it is quite different from what mr. romney himself said behind closed doors back at that infamous fund raiser in boca raton just a few weeks ago. >> i look at the palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway for political pumpses, committed to the destruction and elimination of israel, and these thorny issues, and
't be right. there must be more to it than that. >> and that was the next vice president of the united states, paul ryan. >> right. he was talking about this guy. >> he talks about detroit. mitt romney is a car guy. >> good one. sell that salesman at the top of the ticket and drives a couple cad laks. but bill clinton today, well, he was a bit incredulous about that line at an event in indiana. >> mr. ryan said last night that governor romney was a car guy. i thought, well, if having an elevator to stack them counts, i guess he was. >> now president clinton, don't you go down that line that mr. romney is just a plutocrat who will never get the 47% to take the responsibility for their own lives and car storage. paul ryan has got his back and will defend him to the gates of hell. >> mitt romney is a good man. he cares about 100% of americans in this country, and with respect to that quote, i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. and so does romney. >> yes, except mr. romney only says what he
only the president of the united states front and center in his role as commander in chief. >> the great thing about america is when we go through tough times like this, we all pull together. we look out for our friends, we look out for our neighbors, and, you know, we set aside whatever issues we may have otherwise to make sure that we respond appropriately and with swiftness and that's exactly what i anticipate is going to happen here. >> joining us now is michael steele, former rnc chair, and msnbc analyst. and karen finney, former dnc communications director and an msnbc political analyst. thank you both for joining us. karen, if i can start with you, is it your view that given the severity of this storm, the political campaigning for this election may well be over because the storm and it's consequences, i suspect, are likely to dominate discourse for at least the next week? >> i don't know if i'd say over. i would say -- i think certainly there are some campaigning and some activity going on in other parts of the country, although i think depending upon what happens t
the 19th, and the doctor is definitely in. the president of the united states discovers a new disease. >> mr. severely conservative wants you to think he was severely kidding about everything he said over the last year. suddenly he's saying, what, who me? he's forgetting what his own positions are. i think it's called romnesia. >> yes, romnesia, a condition we've been highlighting for months. >> i'm not familiar with precisely with exactly what i said but i stand by what i said whatever it was. >> if you come down with a case of romnesia, here is a good news, obama care covers pre-existing conditions. >> i'm not familiar with precisely with exactly what i said. >> that's romnesia. >> but i stand by what i said, whatever it was. >> romnesia. ♪ >> we begin with a forward looking friday just 18 days to go and team obama is out rallying voters in two of the tightest battlegrounds in this election. staking his hopes that virginia is for democrats, today the president made the short journey to fairfax for a huge rally with risers full of women in which he related the troubling news of a s
the president of the united states a whining baby, right? no, he left that to his son, josh. >> me and my brothers were responsible for my dad doing so well. we were the ones at kids that kept saying the same thing over and over. as a father, he learned how to debate an object sti nant child, so -- >> mr. romney is certainly fortunate to have such a large and outspoken family, but calling other people babies, saying they can't accept the truth, is that what you're taught in the romney household? i wonder what josh's mom would say. >> it's sort of like someone that, you know, in the sandbox that lost the game and they're just going to kick sand in someone's face and say, you liar. it's like -- they lost, and so now they are just going to say, okay, the game -- we didn't like the game. it's -- it's to me poor sportsmanship. >> poor sportsmanship? somebody needs to point out to mr. romney that the president's supporters aren't being bad sports when they suggest her husband is a liar. they're simply telling the truth. if she doesn't like that, well, perhaps she need to stay in her sandbox. st
. >> mitt romney and paul ryan seem to demonstrate why the united states is now ranked 25th in the world for mathematics. they both produced economic plans but neither appears to stand up to scrutiny. and this is particularly painful for paul ryan, who has described him as a policy wonk, a numbers guy, and a man who is always prepared to do the math. we're joined now by jared bernstein, former chief economic adviser to vice president joe biden and a man who eats numbers for breakfast. jared, we mention mr. ryan's problems with the math, so please take a listen. >> you're the master of the budget, so briefly lets go through the plan. >> i don't know exactly when it balances because we haven't -- i don't want to get wonky on you but we haven't run the numbers on that specific plan. >> you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have the time -- it would take me too long to go through all the math but -- >> paul ryan says he doesn't have the time to explain his budget but we do. so you tell us, does it add up? >> no, it doesn't. and the problem that he's having basically is that of two
elect me the next president of the united states. >> that's what's at stake in the next 29 days. that's why i'm running for a second term as president. >> four weeks to set the record straight. >> suddenly a guy pretending to be mitt romney stood on a stage next to me. what $5 trillion tax cut? i don't know anything about a $5 trillion tax cut. >> we are going to win this. we're taking back the white house. >> the romney family is taking back this campaign. >> or not. >> that was kind of strange. trying to stick words in people's mouths. >> stay in your seats. there's just four weeks until election day. >> the top rate, for instance, would go from 35% to 28%. >> don't pay any attention to that tax cut behind the curtain. >> i'm not sure exactly precisely with what i said but i stand behind it, whatever it was. >> we begin exactly 28 days until the election with both the president and his challenger declaring they will win a race that is anything but settled. today their paths will cross again in ohio, the state that may yet decide this election. amid new signs of urgency from both cam
and 47%? >> and 47%. >> and bankruptcy. the president of the united states never mentioned our great auto industry and how he rescued it, never mentioned it. never mentioned the fact that he fought for and got a law passed saying that women get the same pay as men. they didn't used to. these are great accomplishments. they're not changing the world but for a lot of people they changed their worlds. why didn't he bring this stuff up? he's waiting for jim lehrer to bring it up? waiting for him to bring up these topics? he wasn't going to do it. certainly romney -- i have to remind you, mr. frez, i said the 47% of the american people don't count. i was going to remind you, mr. president, i am going to throw 80-year-old to vouchers. i was for bankruptcy of the auto industry. do you think he's going to bring this stuff up? you have to toot your own horn. i'm not the debate coach but i'll tell you one thing, if they don't bring up their winning issues, i don't understand what they're up to. i don't know what they're here for. this is -- >> i wish you were the debate coach. >>en owe the big issu
cannot be actually uttered in the same sentence and here is why. paul ryan has worked only for the united states government his entire life or a conservative think tank. >> jimmy, i'm so glad to hear you say that. i've been listen to this nonsense from him, he was some kind of outsider, had nothing to do with washington. >> he got to washington, d.c., right after i did. he waited tables as a poor staffer, by the way, across the capitol from where i waited tables as a poor senate staffer. he waited tables, i waited tables. he worked in the house, i worked in the senate. he was on the government teat as long as i was. in fact, i take that back. i only worked on the government teat for seven years as a staffer. he's been there for at least 14 years. but you know what? hi guess he knows everything there is to know about how to start a small business and how to be an entrepreneur because he's down in south florida talking about it. >> mr. romney alluded to his small business roots this week. >> right. >> unfortunately for him, paul krugman, nobel lawyer rat of the "new york times," pointed out
. >> donald trump essentially trying to publicly extort the president of the united states. >> i've had tremendous praise for the most part. i don't think condemn is the word. >> the president is a contestant in some kind of imaginary game show he's hosting. >> it's knotted a publicity stunt. >> this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> he has to have it on halloween. he's renting out his enormous orange head as a jack-o'-lantern. >> last year michelle gave out fruit. >> it is an election year so sandy for everybody. if anybody comes from ohio to the white house, they will get a hershey bar about this big. >> there is not now a single poll in the state of ohio that shows mitt romney ahead. >> la, la, la, we can't hear you. >> going to place a bet on the world series? >> i didn't want to let detroit go bankrupt, i may be a little partial. >> shocked face. >> let me update my days without a gop rape mex aboard. >> that's a call above my pay grade. >> i'ming richard mourdock for senate. >> that's distinctions don't make any sense to me. >> when asked why he didn'
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